• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    why can't I choose when to scroll?

    • Written by from SAN FRANCISCO

    Awful mouse. I would prefer to go back to a hard-wire mouse. I work in InDesign for hours every day, and this mouse is always scrolling from left to right (or right to left) when I'm not even asking it to... Over the years, I have developed a fast and efficient working style in my layout program which has my right hand on the mouse constantly, while occasionally using both hands for keyboard commands. But now, with this mouse, I'm constantly having to re-position my view to the center of the page layout (command zero). And the worst thing is, apparently we can't turn OFF this scrolling feature. Why not? Why does apple think it knows what I want to do? I want to do the scrolling on my own. Yes, it's nice when navigating web pages, but overall, this device is way too sensitive!

    I've tried editing all the different mouse preferences, but if there is something I am missing, please let me know.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    very non-responsive

    • Written by from LITTLETON

    even when preferences shows that the battery is 100% it is still non responsive. it works, but in a very jerky, non-responsive way (the kind of performance you'd expect with a dying battery, not 100%)

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect mouse

    • Written by from Orlando

    Perfect to use in day-by-day

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Mouse Ever

    • Written by from Corona De Tucson

    I just got my mouse today and it is completely worth the price I love it. It's smooth, accurate, sleek, easy to use. I would never use any other mouse again. Apple never ceases to amaze me, you have done it again.

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    no physical click on right click, poor on/off switch

    • Written by from Los altos

    I have 3 Magic Mice - and each one of them has faults!!
    One of them, after 1-2 years, stopped clicking when pressing in the right top area - so it's very inconvenient, you have to really press hard and can't feel when it really works. Because of this, I just order new mouse, same model - and to my complete surprise - the new mouse had THE SAME problem right out of the box!! (still didn't get time to bring it back to Apple Store)
    The 3rd mouse, the oldest one, started having problems with on/off switch in few months after it was purchased. So I had to install some small plastic piece to always keep it in ON position...

    Very strange to see this kind of quality from Apple... :(

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    almost great

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    very well designed as many others pointed out, however, there is one enormous glitch: when not using standard apple applications there is a confusion between smart scrolling and zooming. I use Vectorworks which is pretty popular cad software and I notices people using Adobe have the same issues: the scrolling/zooming cannot be controlled and, the worst, it cannot be turned off. So just a slight touch can put your somewhere out of focus and since it is so sensitive it just gets in the way of productivity. I am a small business owner, I got all my employees the smart mouse and after one week they all asked for it to be replaced. So much for that mice.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    love it!

    • Written by from Quispamsis

    I got it for school and I love it!

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    1 button wins.

    • Written by from Düsseldorf

    It took a while to get used to it after decades of 3 buttons – but it was definitely worth it. Quality design as it's best. Thanks Apple!

    4 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed. Inconsistent conexion

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    Nice design, great idea, very useful to work with protools,.......but is driving me crazy.
    Conected - Conexion Lost - Conected - Conexion Lost.....all the time, even with new batteries. I had to add a substitute wired mouse ready to use it every time magic mouse lost conexion. Very disappointed.

    18 of 20 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Won't work well with Thunderblot/Apple Screen

    • Written by from Notre-Dame-de-l'Ile-Perrot

    Nice design, very useful, especially on the road, but it won't work well if you're working on a laptop hooked to a thunderbolt/Apple screen. The pointer will be very sluggish at times, to the point of you getting so frustrated that you'll want to throw this thing out the window, regardless of how much it cost.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A Truly Amazing Mouse

    • Written by from Springboro

    Long battery life

    Beautiful design

    can use on almost any surface

    What More can you ask for from a mouse?

    perfect mouse for any mac user

    3 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Mouse, Fits perfectly in your hand

    • Written by from CEDAR CITY

    I love this mouse, it fits perfectly in the palm of your hand. It's very energy efficient and syncs perfectly with all Mac computers. The multi fingered gestures are awesome and it is extremely well made. I highly recommend this mouse to anyone who is thinking of buying a Mac.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Love this mouse, but.....

    • Written by from Manassas

    I love the Apple Magic Mouse but it has a significant problem that I cannot overcome in spite of significant research. When I started using the Google Chrome web browser, which I love for it's speed and minimalist approach, the Apple mouse kept going back to the previous page when I was scrolling on a 27" iMac Retina. I could not get other mice to replicate this problem so I had to conclude it was the Apple mouse. Finally, I gave up and started using a wired Kensington trackball Expert Mouse which took care of business. I would prefer the Apple mouse but it was driving me crazy. Unhappy since I was using two of the Apples with a recharger. I even tried the long shot of using batteries but that didn't work either. If anyone has any ideas or solutions, I would be gratified to hear of them.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing and perfect!

    • Written by from Durham

    I just got this mouse today, and I can't believe how much I have used it. It works seamlessly with my MacBook Pro, and the connection is as instant as my built-in trackpad. I think that $70 is a bit too much for what it is, but it makes up for it in its elegance and ease of use. When I set it up, my computer recognized it immediately, and I was given a range of customization options, and being left-handed, I was EXTREMELY happy to see that it had options to use in a left-handed mode. Overall, extremely happy with it, and look forward to continuing use!

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad Ergonomic Design

    • Written by from Strathfield

    THE BAD:

    - The ergonomic design is too flat and doesn't allow your hand to curve hug the mouse in a relax state.
    - You tend to over stress and strain your hand upon long duration use.
    - Your hand starts to hurt after about 30 minutes of use.
    - Mac OS default settings only allow you to change the tracking speed
    - Mac OS magic mouse comes default with enhance precision pointing i.e. it slows down to ease precision pointing, which is annoying because you won't be able to cover the whole desktop in a single slide within your wrist's limit.
    - Not suitable for Windows OS. There are much better alternatives like the Logitech range.


    THE GOOD:

    - Excellent Multi Functionality and only Mac OS can bring out the full potential of the Magic Mouse.
    - Comes with an On Off switch to preserve battery power.

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very functional and easy to use. No problems yet

    • Written by from Aiken

    I bought this mouse to use with my Macbook Air, as I am not a good trackpad kind of guy, and have enjoyed it since I got it out of the box. I had to go to it's control panel on my Macbook Air to change some settings (speed, swipes, etc), but it has functioned flawlessly since I got it.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Avoid

    • Written by from London

    This is a dreadful piece of kit. It looks great, but barely functions as a mouse. Sometimes the cursor jumps about all over the place, and the tracking, although clever, is awkward and over complex for the task- what's wrong with standard microswitched buttons? Apple stuff can be great, but avoid this one and save your money.

    12 of 19 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good and Bad.

    • Written by from Redding

    The concept of the Magic Mouse is great. Love the way it works like both a mouse and a touch pad. Love the ability to scroll gracefully horizontally and vertically with the top of the mouse (this part is elite). However, the tracking not super accurate or as smooth as you'd expect from Apple, but even this is Ok for most of my uses. Low to mid-level gamers should go clearly go somewhere else.

    The thing that is most bothersome to me is the ability to 'right-click'. Even after months of practice I'm only able to get a successful 'right-click maybe 50-60% of the time. This wastes a lot of time.

    With my experience with Apple's normal standards in mind (very high), this mouse is well below average. I ended up using another mouse for a year and only keep this one as a backup. It is basically a great concept that hasn't fully arrived (IMO). I would totally get and use one if they fix these 2 issues (tracking and right click).

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    the mouse that roared!

    • Written by from Palo Alto

    I was having a screaming session with my mouse...again!
    It wasn't moving around freely and was a real drag (lol), but then I turned it over and noticed that the apple icon on the bottom was very dirty and had some gunk on it.
    I took a very light grit sandpaper and went to town...I was able to smooth it down until the icon was shiny again and guess what?
    My mouse now rolls around my desk like it was on roller skates and the cursor moves happily and easily again!!
    I'm loving it once more!! Try it....

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Impressive

    • Written by from Austin

    I have this mouse for 3 years and still works like new! Of course with some wear on the sides but still works perfectly with no signs that will die any time soon.

    4 of 5 people found this useful